Writing Opportunity: Trojan Horse

But we’re always hard at work creating something new – look below for some information on the kind of opportunities that could be coming up!

We are looking for four brand-new one-act plays on our theme, ‘Trojan Horse’.

Sometimes all is not quite as it seems and even the sweetest things hide the ugliest secrets or powers. Using the concept of the Trojan Horse, either literally or metaphorically, we’re after exceptional ideas that are well written, with memorable characters and a plot that will leave the audience and us spellbound.

To apply we will need the following from you:

– A synopsis of your play and;
– The first five pages of your script

Please note:

– Bear in mind that plays will need to be approximately 20-30 minutes in length (and a maximum of 30 minutes), so consider this when putting your synopsis together.
– Plays must contain a maximum of 3 actors
– A table and up to four chairs are available as standard ‘set but our space is ‘black box’ and pieces must be capable of being performed with minimal furniture, set, props, costume changes etc.
– We recommend using Celtx or equivalent to write scripts so that they are produced in a standard format
– Submissions should be in either PDF or MS Word form

The deadline for submissions is 6 May 2018 and all submissions must be e-mailed to madapplecollective@gmail.com by 9pm on the closing date.

In the event that you’re not sure what a Trojan Horse is…

The Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the independent city of Troy and and win the war. After a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, ending the war.

Important Information

  • The Production dates are 11 – 13 October 2018 in Foyles Bookshop, Chelmsford.
  • This is an unpaid opportunity; nobody involved with the company is paid for their work and all profits go back into the company for future work/running costs.
  • Each writer that has a play included in the production will receive 2 complimentary tickets to a performance of their choice during the run.